Fri, May 18 11:51 AM |Entertainment

Model Chanel Iman & NFL Baller Sterling Shepard Announce Baby With New Gorgeous Photo Shoot

Chanel Iman has announced that she and her husband, Sterling Shepard, are expecting their first child! 

The 27-year-old Victoria's Secret model announced the happy news on Instagram.

The model shared a photo of her bare baby bump to  Instagram on Mother’s Day, telling fans that she is having a baby.

This will be the first child for Iman and husband Sterling , 24, a wide receiver for the New York Giants.

Chanel wrote in the caption of the photo, "Daddy and Mommy can’t wait to meet you. As I approach motherhood I want to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and mommies to be ❤."

"We are both blessed in many different ways, that our love’s created a wonderful new life and cannot wait for this ultimate blessing to arrive. We thank God for allowing us this opportunity to become parents and cannot wait to hold our baby in our arms!", the model also wrote.

Chanel spoke to E! News, telling the network, "Our focus has always been on love and family and we look forward to instilling these qualities in our little one. We are truly blessed!"

The couple married on March 3 after a whirlwind four-month engagement at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Iman started dating the New York Giants wide receiver after meeting him at Victor Cruz’s birthday party in November 2016. 

The model told People of their first meeting, "When I first met him, he was in a suit and looked so sharp."

Sterling adds, "I walked up to her and bought her a drink and it was over after that."

The couple announced their engagement news via Instagram in December 2017 after Shepard got down one knee on Iman's 27th birthday.

Sterling got down on one knee to pop the question to Chanel, with the pair surrounded by candles and the lit-up New York skyline at night. 

The model announced her happy news on Instagram, writing in the caption, "A night full of tears of happiness. I’m beyond excited to spend the rest of my life with you @sterl_shep3 you are my soulmate, my best friend, my everything! Can’t wait to be your Mrs."
Congratulations to Chanel Iman and Sterling Shepard on their engagement! The Giants wide receiver proposed to the supermodel at the couple's home in New Jersey last night on her 27th birthday. 💍 Link in bio for their happy news. (📷: @chaneliman)

Iman and Shepard’s loved-up moments continued at their wedding ceremony in March, where she donned two different Zuhair Murad wedding gowns.

Iman went with a gown with a dramatic cape for the wedding ceremony, explaining to, "It was so chic and unusual but also felt a little vintage."
First dance @voguemagazine

The beauty decided to switch things up with a pink gown with a plunging neckline for their wedding reception. 

Chanel stated, "It also brought in the theme of rose gold, which is all I wear and the color of my engagement and wedding ring!"
Sweet Love

Congrats to Chanel and Sterling on their exciting news!

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